Opinion PUBLISHED: 22:58 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 22:58 28 April 2019 Chris McGuire Was turning 40 a pivotal moment in your life? Or if you're not there yet, are you dreading or looking forward to it? djedzura Turning 40 is a big moment in anyone’s life and, for Chris McGuire, it is going to coincide with a few life changes There are some things you never forget. They just stay with you forever, like the phone number to call Going Live (ask your mum) or expert technique for eating a Twix, that leaves you with two pristine biscuits. I'll never forget the moment when, as an eight or nine year old, I stumbled into the bathroom to find my dad dyeing his hair. The shock was huge. I couldn't believe his youthful jet-black mane wasn't natural!Where am I going with this? Good question. I don't dye my hair. But I've just realised that I'm now older than my dad was at the point that I discovered he coloured his – in a vane (or should that be vain?) effort to halt the … [Read more...] about Horror of horrors – I’m about to turn 40 when life changes for the better
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You wouldn't think we needed an excuse to eat pancakes but luckily, we have just the day for it. Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, is the perfect reason to get your friends and family round for stacks of delicious pancakes. Whilst some people's pancake flipping skills are better than others, any pancake fanatic knows no matter what they taste like, it's all about the toppings. Some people like to go fancy with fresh berries and cream or keep it simple with lemon and sugar. Whatever your pancake preference, what could be better than an entire day dedicated to them? Here's everything you need to know about Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday: When is Pancake Day? Every year the city of London turns into a pancake haven with restaurants and homes cooking up delightful variations of the highly addictive batter cakes and crêpes. However, given that this day changes date every year according to Easter, it can be hard to remember when it is, and why exactly we … [Read more...] about Pancake Day 2019: Why do we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
Most people love a tasty pancake - and it's very nearly the day when it's acceptable to eat them morning, noon and night. People up and down the country will be starting to raid their cupboards to get their lemon juice, sugar and all manner of toppings ready for Pancake Day 2019. And don't forget the pancake races where many schools, businesses, towns and villages will be encouraging people to enter competitions and show off their flipping skills. So, to sure you are ready for the day we have compiled a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about Pancake Day, courtesy of The Mirror . When exactly is Pancake Day 2019? The famous day falls on Tuesday, March 5, this year. It always falls 47 days before Easter so the date will move each year. However, Pancake Day will always take place between February 3 and March 9. What is Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday and is determined by Easter, whose date changes on an annual basis. The name Shrove … [Read more...] about When is Pancake Day 2019? Here’s everything you need to know
If you feel like you were already stuffing your face with yummy pancakes this time last year that's because you were. In 2018, Pancake Day was on Tuesday, February 13, but it'll be celebrated much later this year. Of course, that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy them before then. But there is something satisfying about digging into a stack of pancakes for breakfast or as an after-dinner treat in the name of Shrove Tuesday. Find out when it will take place this year, and the religious history behind the event. When is Pancake Day? This year, Pancake Day will on Tuesday, March 5. The religious event falls later this year than it usually does. This is because Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter, the date of which is determined by the lunar calendar. In 2018 it was celebrated three weeks earlier than it will be this time round. Why do we celebrate it? Pancake Day is originally a Christian holiday and marks the day before Lent begins. The sweet treats were traditionally eaten to use … [Read more...] about This is why Pancake Day will be MUCH later this year
FINDING out your husband of 35 years wants to change gender and live as a woman is enough to end most marriages. But loyal wife Julie, who knew her husband, Simon, was into cross-dressing, was prepared to try and make things work when he decided he wanted to undergo full gender reassignment surgery three years ago. But when Simon - now known as Jackie - went under the knife, Julie didn't expect to spend the whole day in tears, or to stop fancying her when she returned. We spoke to the brave couple - who married in 1981 - about their relationship, ahead of them telling their story in Channel 4's The Making Of Me, which airs next week.'Am I a lesbian now?' To become Jackie, Simon went through three major operations - facial feminisation, a boob job and genital reconstruction, which involves the glands being reconstructed into a clitoris - all of which were filmed for the show. Despite supporting Jackie, Julie is tense as her husband is wheeled into the operating table, and … [Read more...] about I cried all day while my husband of 35 years went under knife to become a woman – but we’ve since renewed our vows